Happy Anniversary to the OpenIndiana project! The official #1 enterprise-class stable release of OpenIndiana's oi_151a OpenSolaris-based distribution brings improvements in security, documentation, and processes to enable more people to contribute. If you want to help with OpenIndiana please join us on the OpenIndiana mailing lists or in the OpenIndiana IRC. See the openindiana.org website for more information.
Release date: Sept 14, 2011
If you are currently running OpenSolaris, please see Upgrading from OpenSolaris. If you are currently running OpenIndiana, please see Upgrading OpenIndiana.
For information on installing OpenIndiana, please see Installing OpenIndiana
ISO images and Torrents are available from:
Also please see our mirror sites at http://wiki.openindiana.org/oi/Mirrors
OpenIndiana oi_151a is based on Illumos. Notable changes to the kernel and core userland since OpenIndiana's oi_148 release includes:
OpenIndiana oi_151a now includes KVM, the open source Kernel-based Virtual Machine, as a basic virtualization solution along with the QEMU package! This KVM port includes virtualization extensions for Intel VT. Using KVM, a user or system administrator can run multiple virtual machines running unmodified x86_64-based operating system images for Linux, BSD, or Windows images. Each virtual machine has private virtualized hardware: a network card, disk, graphics adapter, etc.
Community packages provided by other projects
As is to be expected, at this stage of the release process, there are still some significant known bugs that users may run into with the stable release of OpenIndiana oi_151a. The ones we know about at this point (and some of the workarounds), are documented here so you don't need to spend time reporting these bugs again:
See https://www.illumos.org/projects/openindiana/issues for more known issues and detailed information
It should come as no surprise that this release of OpenIndiana's oi_151a contains bugs. Your comments, bug reports, patches and suggestions will help fix bugs and improve the quality of future releases. Please report bugs through the provided bugtracker system:
If you want to help out with bugs, the OpenIndiana bug team is always looking for help.
If you would like to help shape OpenIndiana, take a look at the list of ways you can participate at
You can find out more about the OpenIndiana distribution project, see:
Note: oi_151a Release Notes originally written by Ken Mays (kmays). Please contact for any major corrections or changes.
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